Sherry’s Cartoons: An Introduction

Many employees will remember the cartoons produced by Ernie Sherry and which have been published regularly in Bibendum magazine. Ernie, born in 1926 (the same year as HM The Queen and François Michelin), is very much a product of the Potteries, where artistic skill in pottery decoration is legion.
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Apprentice Training: 1962 to Present, Part 2

The final instalment of our multi-part apprentice training series rejoins the story in the early 1970s before moving towards the present day. Written by our volunteers – many of whom were apprentices themselves – and featuring a selection of wonderful photographs from the Archive collection we hope you’ll enjoy this detailed look at an important part of Michelin’s history.
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Michelin Heritage Calendar – December

December 3rd 1969 – Michelin UK’s fourth ‘first tyre’ was produced at the new 127 acre factory at Ballymena. It was a D.20/10.00-20X, a typical popular radial truck tyre of the time.
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Apprentice Training: 1962 to Present, Part 1

Having covered the early years of Michelin’s apprentice training in our previous two instalments it’s time to take this series forward into the 1960s and on to the present day. Written by our volunteers – many of whom were apprentices themselves – and featuring a selection of wonderful photographs from the Archive collection we hope you’ll enjoy this detailed look at an important part of Michelin’s history.
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Michelin Heritage Calendar – November

November 14th 1927 – Michelin UK’s original factory was opened at Stoke, being only the second Michelin Group plant outside of France. The first tyre produced was a 27 x 4.40 Comfort tyre.  The 80 acre site near to the River Trent had a boundary wall 13/4 miles long and a workforce of 435 people.
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Apprentice Training: The Early Years, Part 2

Welcome back to the second instalment of our blog series focusing on Michelin’s apprentice training, which began last time with The Early Years, Part 1. Written by our volunteers – many of whom were apprentices themselves – and featuring a selection of wonderful photographs from the Archive collection we hope you’ll enjoy this detailed look at an important part of Michelin’s history.
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Michelin Heritage Calendar – October

October 2002 – Michelin Services Limited (MSERV) opened in Manchester to centralise and standardise the financial service operations throughout Western Europe. This shared service centre reflected the international structure of the worldwide group affecting the UK business.
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Michelin Heritage Calendar – September

September 29th 1962 – Tyre production began at a 50 acre Nigerian factory built at Port Harcourt. Michelin UK was given the responsibility for the design, construction and initial operation of this new plant.
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Apprentice Training: The Early Years, Part 1

Today we’re excited to bring you the first in a multi-part blog series focused on Michelin’s apprentice training. Written by our volunteers – many of whom were apprentices themselves – and featuring a selection of wonderful photographs from the Archive collection we hope you’ll enjoy this detailed look at an important part of Michelin’s history.
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